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Achievements: Summer 2010

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

Awarded to Glenn Cannon ’71, former director of disaster operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and now senior vice president for Hillard Heintze

IUP President’s Medal of Distinction

Awarded to William Montgomery, IUP director of Public Safety and IUP Police

Presidential Legacy Award for Civic Service

Presented at the 2010 IUP Legacy Gala to Glenn Cannon ’71, who the next month received an honorary degree at Commencement and was the keynote speaker

Presidential Legacy Award for Alumni Distinction

Presented at the 2010 IUP Legacy Gala to actor and educator Barbara Mazziotti Russell ’54, perhaps best known for her thirty-five years in association with the late Don Brockett on the comedy team Brockett and Barbara

2010-2011 University Professorship

Awarded to Bennett Rafoth, a member of the English Department faculty who came to IUP in 1987 and currently serves as director of the Writing Center

Distinguished Faculty Award for Service

Presented to Joseph Domaracki, Department of Special Education and Clinical Services

Distinguished Faculty Award for Creative Arts

Presented to Richard Kemp, Department of Theater and Dance

Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

Presented to Becky Graham Knickelbein ’74, M’85, Department of Special Education and Clinical Services

Distinguished Faculty Award for Research

Presented to Kelli Reefer Paquette ’93, Professional Studies in Education

Fulbright Scholarship

Awarded to Susan Comfort, a faculty member in the English Department, in support of research she will conduct at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies in New Delhi, India

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Awarded to Erin O’Brien, a History and Asian Studies double major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College who will teach in Taiwan for eleven months

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Awarded to Robert E. Cook Honors College student Kelsi Lindblad, a Biology major who is the fifth Cook Honors College student to receive the award

Distinguished Family Business Award

Presented in late 2009 to Snyder Associated Companies by the Center for Family Business of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

More from the Summer 2010 Issue of IUP Magazine

Magic in a Bottle

Magic in a Bottle

The 2009–2010 men’s basketball team won more games than any other and competed on nationwide television for the Division II crown.


Leaders Made Here

In six decades, the ROTC program at IUP has produced nearly two thousand U.S. Army second lieutenants, not to mention eight generals.

Above the Caption

Legacy Gala, Ruddock Hall, who’s in that photo, and more


Highlights about IUP faculty members, past and present


The latest IUP player to be picked in the NFL draft, plus other newsworthy IUP athletes

IUP Magazine Web Exclusives

Professor Shari Robertson and her daughter Brianna Robertson ’09 

Diphthongs and Dahntahn 

June 30, 2010
What distinguishes our Western Pennsylvania dialect?

We Have Survived

“We Have Survived”

May 12, 2010
Promoting Native American awareness at IUP.

Green Acres

Green Acres

April 21, 2010
Explore the 270 acres of the Co-op Recreational Park and the IUP Sailing Base at Yellow Creek State Park.